Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Reports for IDN ccTLD Applications
On 5 November 2013, ICANN published an updated Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process [PDF, 879 KB] with the changes required for the implementation of the two-panel string similarity review process, as approved by the ICANN Board. This includes the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) as the second review based on the Guidelines for the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel [PDF, 86 KB].
The Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) applicants who have requested the second and final review through the EPSRP are listed in the table below, along with the reports describing the findings of the Panel.
|ccTLD Reference||Country /Territory||Requested String||String in English||Language||Script||Requester||EPSRP Findings Report|
|bg||Bulgarian||Cyrillic||Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications||EPSRP-EvaluationReport-Bulgaria-Cyrillic [PDF, 4.81 MB]|
|EU||European Union|| xn--qxa6a
|eu||Greek||Greek||EURid||EPSRP-EvaluationReport-EU-Greek [PDF, 2.46 MB]|
|el||Greek||Greek||Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks||EPSRP-EvaluationReport-Greece-Greek [PDF, 4.28 MB]|
The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was launched on 16 November 2009. As of that date, eligible countries and territories were able to request their respective IDN ccTLD(s) through the process.
Following extensive public consultations, the ccNSO Council adopted in April 2013 [PDF, 118 KB] the Final Report on the IDN ccNSO PDP [PDF, 376 KB]. This work has taken into account the experiences and reviews of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process as well as the Governmental Advisory Committee's advice on the matter.
On 27 June 2013, the ICANN Board approved an amendment to the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Final Implementation Plan. The amendment implements a two-panel process for string similarity review in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, and was proposed following the conclusion of the IDN Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Policy Development Process (PDP). The ICANN Board also resolved on 27 June 2013 that all pending and future IDN ccTLD Fast Track applicants have the option to request evaluation by the EPSRP.